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detail from woodcut of the Nativity, 1517
12th December 2009 - Chesterfield, Derbyshire
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'Nowell sing we' - An exciting range of music for Christmas from the 11th to the 18th centuries. Some of the titles may be familiar, but the music won't be quite what you're expecting...
 
"..this splendidly assembled Christmas concert, which included several items which even dedicated early music enthusiasts might not have known."
 - Mike Wheeler, Derby Evening Telegraph
Venue
Saturday 12th December 2009, 19:30-21:30
St Mary and All Saints, Church Way, Chesterfield
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The programme includes an interval during which refreshments will be available.
Music (provisional):
Versus ante Officium  -  attrib. Tuotilo of St Gall (9th-10th century)
A Christmas Carroll  -  Thomas Ravenscroft (1592-1633)
Nova: Ave fit ex Eva  -  anon., 15th century
Dixit Maria ad angelum  -  Hans Leo Hassler (1564-1612)
O Maria, virgo pia  -  anon., 13th century
Judea et Jerusalem: Constantes estote  -  anon., 14th century
Ecce quod natura  -  anon., 15th century
Verbum patris umanatur  -  anon., 12th century
Lullay, lullow: I saw a swete semly syght  -  anon., 15th century
Verbum caro factum est  -  anon., 16th century
        Interval
Gaudete! Christus est natus  -  anon., 15th & 16th century
'While shepherds watched'  -  anon., 18th century
Alleluia: Vidimus stellam  -  Heinrich Isaac (c.1450-1517)
The Virgin’s Lullaby  -  Martin Peerson (c.1571/3-c.1650/1)
Agnus Dei  -  Thomas Morley (c.1557-1602)
Verbum bonum et suave  -  Juan Ponçe (c.1480-1521+)
Lully lulla, thow littel tine child  -  Thomas Mawdycke (16th century)
Nunc dimittis  -  Ivo de Vento (c.1544-1575)
Riu riu chiu  -  attrib. Mateo Flecha ‘el viejo’ (1481-1553)
Hark! The herald angels sing  -  anon., 18th century
Tickets
£7.50 Adults
£5.00 Children (under 16) and concessions
If you are claiming a concession please bring evidence of eligibility to be checked at the door.
How to buy tickets
Online: Aitone shop
By post: Send cheques, payable to 'Aitone', to Aitone Treasurer, 33 College Street, Long Eaton, Derbyshire NG10 4NN. Please add 39p for postage.
On the door: Any unsold tickets will be available on the door. If, however, the concert sells out, you'll have missed your chance!
Reservations: You can now reserve tickets to be collected on the door by ringing 07538 635565.

Please note: We are unable to offer refunds on tickets sold, except in the event of the concert being cancelled. However, if you have bought tickets and are unable to attend please let us know as soon as possible. If the concert sells out we will put you directly in touch with people wishing to buy tickets.

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